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    With a sock you lose the ability to cook from the hammock.
    So far with bug nets I have made one similar to Grizz's RhinoBridge. I say similar because its not near as pretty. Bug net around the corners was tricky. I have also made one like Shug that falls in around me. The lose bug net tickles my head and I don't know how well it will keep out all the flying pest of mid summer. I tried a TED out of chiffon on hand but couldn't get it to work right with the flap and all. Still in the processes of trying to figure out what I like and don't like.
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    As a side note, why carbon poles instead of hiking poles?
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    Fantastic job, I'm most envious. I too am considering a bridge. I can't seem to sleep all night in my WBBB without back of the leg tension. I sleep on my side at home, is this doable/comfortable in a bridge? Also, you might consider insert glue for your tips. It is formulated specifically to bond aluminum (arrow) inserts to carbon fiber (arrow) shafts. Any archery supplier should have it on hand. Just make sure it is formulated for carbon fiber arrows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
    With a sock you lose the ability to cook from the hammock.
    Thought one, I don't generally cook from the hammock. Thought two, if using something like a SEEP, you could add loops to the edge of the SEEP and stake it out in porch mode.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
    So far with bug nets I have made one similar to Grizz's RhinoBridge. I say similar because its not near as pretty. Bug net around the corners was tricky. I have also made one like Shug that falls in around me. The lose bug net tickles my head and I don't know how well it will keep out all the flying pest of mid summer. I tried a TED out of chiffon on hand but couldn't get it to work right with the flap and all. Still in the processes of trying to figure out what I like and don't like.
    I haven't gotten very far on thinking bugnet. It will have to be completely removable one way or the other.

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    As a side note, why carbon poles instead of hiking poles?
    I don't use hiking poles.

    Quote Originally Posted by MadRacDad View Post
    Fantastic job, I'm most envious. I too am considering a bridge. I can't seem to sleep all night in my WBBB without back of the leg tension. I sleep on my side at home, is this doable/comfortable in a bridge? Also, you might consider insert glue for your tips. It is formulated specifically to bond aluminum (arrow) inserts to carbon fiber (arrow) shafts. Any archery supplier should have it on hand. Just make sure it is formulated for carbon fiber arrows.
    I had the same leg issue with gathered end hammocks. No such problems with a bridge. I can lay comfortably on my side, just have to get used to the hammock being a bit tippy when changing position. Not a big deal after the first couple times.

    Thanks for the tip on the insert glue. I will look for some.

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    @MacRadDad--

    Couldn't find insert glue, but epoxy worked well. Left a little electrical tape on the deep end of the tip to hold the tip centered, then generously coated the remainder or the end tip with instant epoxy, slid it into the tube and wiped off the excess. Worked very well.

    Solid within 5 minutes and supposedly usable wilth in twenty, but I will let them cure overnight before I try them.

    Thanks again.

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    How much does the 3/8 poly webbing weigh. Any benefit to using dynaglide instead? Maybe a little weight savings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
    How much does the 3/8 poly webbing weigh. Any benefit to using dynaglide instead? Maybe a little weight savings.
    I will measure some left over webbing when I get back home and update this post. But to comment on the idea of dynaglide in the suspension arc, I tried that with my DIY bridge #1. It works fine, but is not as comfortable on the legs when sitting sideways in the hammock. You also have to either sew the fabric through the dynaglide or put loops on the ends of the fabric to prevent the fabric from sliding down the suspension arcs and bunching up.

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    Pick pick pick your brain and not your nose.

    I love the pad pocket. Is it sewn to the inside or outside. Plus how do you prevent the perforated edge effect on the hammock body?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
    Pick pick pick your brain and not your nose.

    I love the pad pocket. Is it sewn to the inside or outside. Plus how do you prevent the perforated edge effect on the hammock body?
    Weighed 10ft of 3/8" polyester webbing (enough for 1 side arc with a little to spare) =1.3oz
    Weighed 10ft of dynaglide =0.3oz
    My scale only goes to .1oz.
    So conceivably you could save ~2oz with dynaglide arcs or a little less if you add grosgrain loops to prevent fabric migration down the dynaglide arcs.

    My pad pocket is just the two layers of fabric sewn together (double line stitching 12" from center on either side), not a separate pocket sewn to a single layer hammock. I have not seen any fabric puncture stretch from the stitching...yet.

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    BER, that is sweeeet. Great job!!!!

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